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Hurricane II Z3328 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane II Z3328

Block 5, Hawker Aircraft Ltd, RR Merlin XX, 14th Jan 1941 -28th July 1941 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  24 Dec 41 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIb Serial Number  Z3328
Unit  56 Sqdn Operating Airfield   Country  LWT
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Hurricane IIb Z3328

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantRichard Beauchamp CAMERON (404451) Hurricane II Z3328  Forum Post 1941-12-2456 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial

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The first RAAF pilot to fly a Typhoon was…Hi all, During my search of Typhoon pilot names I found in many newpapers articles the name of S/L C. Leagh-Murray, DFC. He should be a Typhoon expert and also F/Sgt Addison. Army News (Darwin, NT), Thursday 28 Jan 1943 R.A.A.F. Men Fly Hawker Typhoons ... The first Australian Hawker Typhoon expert was Flight Sergeant Colin Leigh-Murray, formerly of Guinea Airways. Others included Flight Sergeant James Stuart Addison, of Malvern, Victoria. [url][/url] West Australian (Perth, WA) 28 Jan 1943 HAWKER TYPHOONS Australians Flying Them. …The first RAAF pilot to fly a Typhoon was Flight-Sgt Colin Leagh Murray, formerly of Guinea Airways, who put in many hours testing these aircraft. Other RAAF pilots flying Typhoons in the UK include … and Sgt J. S. Addison (25), of Malvern, Victoria. [url][/url] You can look to his log-book page 26/106 : [url][/url] There you can see that Sgt. Colin Leagh-Murray 404616 (later S/L Leagh-Murray, D.F.C.) flew Typhoon with No.56 Squadron four times – not more… On the page there is also a remark: "Sgt. Cameron and myself are first Aussies to fly these Wizard Crates." According to the ORB of No. 56 Sqn Sgt. Cameron took off his Typhoon 10 minutes before Sgt Leagh-Murray. Therefore the first Aussie flying Typhoon was Sgt. Cameron… not Sgt. Leagh-Murray. CAMERON Richard Beauchamp - (Sergeant); Service Number - 404451; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Hurricane 11B Z3328; Place - West England; Date - 24 December 1941 [url][/url] The same night (24 Dec 1941) Sgt. Leagh-Murray crashed with his Hurricane: LEAGH-MURRAY Colin - (Sergeant); Service Number - 404616; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Hurricane II Z3442; Place - Saffron Walden, England; Date - 24 December 1941 [url][/url] The Auckland Star, Wednesday, January 3, 1945 ESCAPED DEATH IN 8000FT CRASH LUCK OF AN AIRMAN O.C. SYDNEY, Dec. 28. When his Hurricane fighter fell from 8000ft, Flight-Lieutenant Colin Leagh Murray, of Devonport, Tasmania, was given up for dead because his Hurricane hit the ground at 400 miles an hour. It struck a ditch and ran across several fields, smashing through fences. It lifted a kitchen off a house and dragged it along. There were bits of aircraft scattered along the 800 yards trail of wreckage. The engine was buried beneath a main road. "Nobody," states the Department of Air, "can explain why Murray was still alive ....Read More.vrajm on 28th May 2017 03:50:01

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